Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : OD03 - OD05

Disseminated Histoplasmosis with Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in an Immunocompetent Host OD03-OD05

Amey Dilip Sonavane, Pratibha Balasaheb Sonawane, Sachet Vijay Chandak, Pravin M Rathi

Correspondence
Dr. Amey Dilip Sonavane,
A/101, Shakuntala-Krupa C.H.S.; Near Mental Hospital Gate, Wagle Estate Post Office,
Thane (West), Maharashtra-400604, India.
E-mail : amey_max@yahoo.com

Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a devastating syndrome due to uninhibited immune activation. Disseminated histoplasmosis is a rare cause of HLH. There have been few case reports and series demonstrating a relation between the two disease entities in immunosuppressed hosts. HLH secondary to disseminated histoplasmosis is even rarer in an immunocompetant host. We report a rare case of HLH triggered by disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetant patient.